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Defining DisabilityTech: The Rise of Inclusive Innovation

This white paper, which draws on analysis from McKinsey Research, dives deep into the untapped social and economic potential of the DisabilityTech ecosystem.

“Defining DisabilityTech: The Rise of Inclusive Innovation” is a white paper from the Howe Innovation Center that summarizes available data on the prevalence and human impact of disability, proposes a unified, inclusive framework for DisabilityTech, and highlights preliminary trends in DisabilityTech innovation and investment.

Key takeaways:

  • DisabilityTech is a large and growing market, with a projected sector valuation of $40B by 2030.
  • In 2022, DisabilityTech companies saw over $4B in early-stage investments and were collectively valued at ~$25B.
  • People with disabilities and their allies control over $13T in annual disposable income.
  • This white paper releases the Howe Innovation Center’s DisabilityTech Framework, which analyzes 1400+ companies that serve 4+ end user communities across 21 key functions and 23 technology themes.

Download the PDF to explore a first-of-its-kind framework for understanding and analyzing the DisabilityTech sector.


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The Howe Innovation Center community is a group of entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, accelerators and incubators, universities, companies, and allies that are dedicated to innovation that will change the future for people with disabilities.

When you join our community, you’ll get exclusive access to research and resources – plus the latest from the DisabilityTech ecosystem, including insight into startups that are fundraising and hiring and pointers to thought leadership events you should be attending.










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